Pandora Productions, Louisville’s only theatre company exclusively dedicated to telling the stories of the LGBTQ+ community, announces auditions for the 2019-2020 Season by appointment on Thursday, May 30th.
The ambitious season includes several regional premieres:
FUN HOME book + lyrics by Lisa Kron, music by Jeanine Tesori
CHOIR BOY by Tarell Alvin McCraney and
SOUTHERN COMFORT book + lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis
as well as icons in the LGBTQ+ canon of theatre
TORCH SONG (2018 Revival) by Harvey Fierstein and
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES book by Harvey Fierstein, book + lyrics by Jerry Herman
Actors should prepare two contrasting monologues of no more than two minutes each and 16 bars of their best song if they wish to be considered for musicals. Singers should be prepared with a second song should they be asked for one. All roles are open to all ethnicities and we encourage all who have an interest in Pandora to audition. More information and character breakdowns are available here.
Casting will be done by the company’s Producing Artistic Director with the assistance of Guest Directors and Musical Directors for the season. Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition time. Actors are asked to bring a picture and resume. Callbacks will be held at various times for the various productions in the weeks following the open call.
Make your way to the 21st Amendment Tavern on Friday, June 14th for some blistering hot musical magic as Rifle presents their latest EP, Nine Days, played through live for your auditory delight, along with a fresh selection of your Rifle favorites. Coming along on this magical trip are the massively monstrous Creeps Inc. Just five bucks for more music than one ear can possibly handle, so bring two if you've got 'em! More information can be found here.
A World Premiere Comedy/Drama by Bunbury's Producing Artistic Director!
It's 1979, (a pivotal year in the history of our country) two college seniors; Mike and Jerry are coming of age. Their mindless summertime painting job lends itself to occasional boyhood banter, until Atticus Johnson arrives. As this atypical 73-year-old African American savant raps his life story, their worlds open up to a new way of thinking as Atticus challenges their station in life and the very foundations which have shaped their perceptions. When Atticus's granddaughter Maya arrives on the scene, all their worlds are rocked by this dynamic young woman.
Clyde Tyrone Hunter
Performances are June 14th - 30th at the Bunbury Theatre Company. More information can be found here.
Join the Louisville LGBT Film Festival and the Kentuckiana Pride Foundation for a free outdoor screening of the documentary film “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?”
This documentary is an exploration of the similarities, differences, and conflicts between the black civil rights and gays rights movements. This 60-minute documentary follows a “black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist” as they seek to find the intersection between the Civil Rights and the LGBTQ Equality movements.
Bring your blankets and chairs! In case of inclement weather, the screening will move into the gym. Concessions will be available for purchase. Parking may be limited; please plan accordingly. More information can be found here.
Asher Sharp is an evangelical preacher in Tennessee whose belief was tested after his brother, Luke, came out to him. Now, amid the national shift toward tolerance and equality, his perspective begins to shift as well. When he offers shelter to two gay men after a devastating flood, his actions come with a huge personal cost, creating chaos in his congregation and marriage. Losing custody of his young son, Justin, he flees with the boy to Key West—the southernmost point in the country—to seek out Luke. There, he discovers a new way of thinking about love, faith, parenthood, and life.
SOUTHERNMOST, the courageous and compassionate novel from award-winning, New York Times bestselling author local Silas House, initially sprang from the seeds of his own life. After a fundamentalist upbringing that caused him to come out later in life, House was faced with both blatant rejection and fierce acceptance in his Southern community. The insight he gained from those painful circumstances spurred him to craft an intensely candid and lyrical story, one that explores our ability to escape the confines of intolerance and hate and move toward dignity, understanding, and grace.
SOUTHERNMOST, available in paperback on June 4, offers a nuanced portrait of the culture of the contemporary South, whose true complexity is rarely depicted and little acknowledged outside the region. Silas House will be appearing at Carmichael’s Bookstore on June 6 to celebrate the paperback release.